The police are asking for anyone who witnessed an accident along the M2 Ring Road in Debe on Thursday afternoon to come forward.
This after a vehicle was found partially submerged in a drain along the M2 and the body of a man, said to be the driver, was entwined in the wreckage.
Officers of the La Romaine Police post said they were patrolling the area when they spotted the wreckage at around 3.20 p.m.
PCs Dass and Ramkhalawan observed the car overturned and partially submerged in a drain on the northern side of the roadway.
The officers checked and found the man, who was the only occupant, under the Nissan-14 vehicle.
Police have since identified the man as Nigel Mendes, 41, of Coora Road in Siparia.